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[Herald Interview] MERS caregivers still suffer months later

For months, Kim Gyeong-ae, a nurse at Seoul National University Hospital, has not been able to eat blueberry yogurt because it reminds her too much of Korea’s last confirmed Middle East respiratory s...

Updated : 2016.02.14 19:46

Mom arrested for neglecting children’s education

A mother of two daughters was arrested for neglecting her children by preventing them from getting proper educations, police said Saturday. This is the first time in Korea a parent has been arrested ...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:46

South Korea to expand passenger prescreening against terrorism risk

The government and ruling party have reaffirmed their move to strengthen the prescreening process of foreign visitors and restrict the entry of those with suspected terrorism links amid growing public...

Updated : 2016.02.14 17:16

MERS caregivers still suffer months later in South Korea

For months, Kim Gyeong-ae, a nurse at Seoul National University Hospital, has not been able to eat blueberry yogurt because it reminds her too much of Korea’s last confirmed Middle East respiratory s...

Updated : 2016.02.14 16:44

[Weekender] Readiness key to crisis management: expert

With disaster risks, social media and other mounting challenges, the government and businesses should strive for a systematic, across-the-board change to better forecast crisis and improve their readi...

Updated : 2016.02.12 18:06

[Weekender] Social media amplifies risks

123rfKang Min-woo’s social media accounts were once filled with snippets of his everyday life. He would post selfies, details of his daily activities and share about coffee shop and restaurants that ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 18:04

[Weekender] Ready or not? Korea fails in crisis management

In April 16, 2014, ferry Sewol plunged to the bottom of the sea, leaving 304 dead or missing. The nation’s spirit shattered and authorities were humiliated in their search for answers on why they wer...

Updated : 2016.02.12 17:59

[Weekender] Ferry, germs and nuts: Korea’s risky management of crisis

123rfThousands of stranded travelers sprawled languidly on the frosty floors of the snowbound Jejudo Island airport late last month, awaiting their flights and wrapped in thin blankets or even cardboa...

Updated : 2016.02.12 17:49

Ex-navy chief gets reduced four-year jail term for bribery

An appeals court on Friday handed down a four-year prison term to a former Navy chief for taking bribes from local firms in return for business favors while in office.The Seoul High Court convicted retired Adm. Jung Ok-geun for pocketing kickbacks from two former affiliates of STX Group in...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:37

Average crime rate for foreigners lower than locals, murder and robbery rates higher: gov't report

The average crime rate for foreign residents in South Korea is lower than Korean citizens, but the rates for murder and robbery are higher, a public entity under the justice ministry said Friday.The IOM Migration Research and Training Center  recently released a report on its analysis of ...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:20

Korea to push for expanding prescreening of passengers

South Korea said Friday it will push for expanding a system for prescreening passengers to keep potential terrorists from entering the country.The move is designed to analyze passenger information before airlines issue boarding passes to restrict potential terrorists and other dangerous pa...

Updated : 2016.02.12 16:18

Elderly Koreans weary of caring for grandchildren: study

Elderly South Koreans with adult working children are weary of caring for their young grandchildren, while 53 percent of all Korean households with working mothers are primarily relying on their own p...

Updated : 2016.02.12 15:49

Man back in jail for stalking his ex-girlfriend

A 42-year-old man was placed back into detainment on Feb. 6 in Seoul for continuing to stalk his ex-girlfriend after being jailed for harassing her last year.According to police, the man identified by his surname Moon continued to intimidate the woman by sending improper text messages and ...

Updated : 2016.02.11 16:33

Lawyers’ group questions Gaeseong shutdown

A civic group of lawyers Thursday demanded the presidential office and the Unification Ministry disclose the legal grounds on which the authorities decided to close the Gaeseong industrial park in N...

Updated : 2016.02.11 16:14

Seoul City pushes for ‘economic democratization’

Seoul City vowed to push for aggressive “economic democratization” as part of efforts to better promote the economic well-being of conglomerates and local small businesses in the city, officials sai...

Updated : 2016.02.11 16:11